News Release

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia returns again for its seventh year!

Celebrate Malaysia’s Most Fun Golf Event in October, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, 23 May 2016 -  For the seventh year running, Sime Darby will support the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2016, an event that lives up to its reputation as “Malaysia’s most fun golf event”.   As in previous years, the 2016 edition will be held at the East Course of Malaysia’s number one golf club, the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, from 27th – 30th October, 2016. The event promises to deliver a dynamic, fun and all-round fantastic event experience for golf and sporting fans alike.

Dato’ Ir. Jauhari Hamidi, Managing Director of Sime Darby Property said, “A host of new elements introduced during recent editions will be making reappearances in 2016 to ensure a great day out for all sports fans. The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia organising committee is always looking for new initiatives and innovations, and this year will be no different.” 

Over the past six years, the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia has supported Cancer Research Malaysia to raise awareness on breast cancer prevention and treatment within Malaysia. Yayasan Sime Darby, the philanthropic arm of Sime Darby, has been driving this programme throughout the tournament’s history, working closely with Cancer Research Malaysia on many projects.  A popular feature of the Sime Darby LPGA, “PINK SATURDAY”, encourages all players, officials and visitors to the tournament to wear pink. This will continue this year along with other initiatives to raise awareness and knowledge of cancer prevention and treatment. 

An important feature of the Sime Darby LPGA leading up to the event is the Sime Darby LPGA Development Programme which has been a part of the event since its inception. The Sime Darby LPGA Development Programme prepares Malaysia’s best female players, especially promising young talent, for the local and regional qualifiers in which players compete for a spot in the Sime Darby LPGA.

The Sime Darby LPGA features the world’s very best female golfers and has an expansive domestic and global footprint, reaching more than 150 territories worldwide with a global audience of over 200,000,000 households.

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Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2016

 

Event Date:

27th October—30th October, 2016

 

Venue:

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

27th October
28th October
29th October
30th October

1st round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
2nd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
3rd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
4th round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Tournament Website:

 

About Sime Darby

Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of 132,000 employees in 26 countries and 4 territories, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM43.62 billion (USD10.82 billion) as at 16 May 2016.

About Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC)

Originally opened in 1991, KLGCC is Sime Darby Property’s leading leisure facility. Both the West and East Courses were redesigned by renowned international golf course architect E & G Parslow and then re-opened in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby and incorporates state-of-the art technologies and impressive attention to detail. Since then, KLGCC has redefined superior service and excellence; its facilities and hospitality are one of the prides of the golfing industry.

In addition to the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, KLGCC is home to the internationally renowned Maybank Malaysian Open and CIMB Classic.

Sime Darby Property is Malaysia's leading property developer with a successful track record of developing townships of sustainable communities. As a leading integrated property group, its core businesses are Property Development and Property Investment. In addition to Malaysia, it has a global reach in Singapore, Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom. For more information on Sime Darby Property and KLGCC, visit www.simedarbyproperty.com and www.klgcc.com.

About CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA

Cancer Research Malaysia is the only non-profit cancer research laboratory dedicated to Malaysian cancer research. Cancer Research Malaysia’s mission is to conduct impactful research that can lead to new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; with the hope that such research will lead to saving lives from this terrible disease. Cancer Research Malaysia was established by YM Tan Sri Dato Seri Tunku Ahmad Yahaya and YABhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr Aishah Ong in 2000 and officially launched by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, concentrating first on oral cancer then expanding later to research programmes in breast, nasopharyngeal and ovarian cancers, and to natural products with anti-cancer properties. For more information, kindly visit www.cancerresearch.my.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.